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Winder Electrician

"Winder Electrician" means a person who tests, rewinds, reconditions, rebuilds, replaces and generally services electric motors, generators, alternators, transformers, control equipment, mobile machines and other related components in commercial, institutional and industrial establishments, and any other work that is usually performed by a journeyperson Winder Electrician.

THE WINDER ELECTRICIAN PROGRAM IS CHANGING

Winder Electrician will be changed to an ITA Recognized program resulting in a Certificate of Qualification credential without Red Seal Endorsement. All new apprentices as of May 1, 2020 must register in the new program.
Program Profile Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification Download (130 KB PDF

If you are unclear as to which program you are registered in, or unclear as to which program you should be following, please contact ITA Customer Service.

Program Updates:

Transitioning to the CofQ Program

  • May 2020: For details of changes to the program, see OPSN 2020-004
  • May 2020: For transition details, see the Transition Plan
  • The challenge pathway for the Winder Electrician program is unavailable until further notice

BC apprentices registered in this program must take their technical training in Alberta. Click here to view the Program Outline for technical training in Alberta.

Click here to view the training schedule in Alberta.

Program Information

The documents below offer detailed information specific to this program.

  • Program Profile
  • Describes the requirements for apprentices and challengers to earn certification
  • Download(PDF 136.4 KB)
  • Guidelines on Interprovincial (IP) Red Seal Examination
  • Information guide about how to study for the IP Exam including sample questions
  • Download(PDF 1.32 MB)
  • Interprovincial (IP) Exam Table
  • List of tasks that will be tested and number of questions on each task
  • Download(PDF 38.26 KB)

Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience

If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification.

OR

If you sponsor apprentices but have never been certified in Canada, you may request to supervise and sign-off apprentices when they are ready to be certified. Please refer to the application form on whether this trade qualifies.